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post #61 of 70 (permalink) Old 01-29-2019, 08:26 AM
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Found it in the Flat package at Fry's (North Texas), unfortunately it was a bit to fast for me, time to try a GSR-SE, I hear its faster than a GSR but slower than the TFX series

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Found it in the Flat package at Fry's (North Texas), unfortunately it was a bit to fast for me, time to try a GSR-SE, I hear its faster than a GSR but slower than the TFX series
True. I don't much care for the surface, though. The SE has that weird plastic film feeling. Ehhh...

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True. I don't much care for the surface, though. Has that weird plastic film feeling. Ehhh...
I agree, its a bit odd but more options aren't a bad thing. I ended up returning it and ordering one of the Divina mats (and 2 new mice )

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Yes, today. It’s like the original one. Quickest cloth pad if Artisan wouldn’t exist but still controllable. I like to compare it to a Artisan Zero MID in terms of performance behavior. Similar speed and stopping power imo. Gtfx feels more sturdy and pleasant though. Well, if you don’t bend it with the top inside. But don’t do that with any pad.
Interesting that you say the GTFX feels "more sturdy and pleasant"... I thought Artisan pads were some of the best quality? So would you say you prefer the GTFX over the Artisan Zero? Also which other Artisan pads have you tried?

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True. I don't much care for the surface, though. The SE has that weird plastic film feeling. Ehhh...
Avalar, from reading the Artisan thread, I know you've tried a bunch of Artisan pads. In your opinion, would you also say that the Artisan Zero is the one that feels closest to the Zowie GTFX? If not, which would you say is closest to the GTFX? No disrespect to detto's opinion, of course, just wanting additional input.
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Interesting that you say the GTFX feels "more sturdy and pleasant"... I thought Artisan pads were some of the best quality? So would you say you prefer the GTFX over the Artisan Zero? Also which other Artisan pads have you tried?



Avalar, from reading the Artisan thread, I know you've tried a bunch of Artisan pads. In your opinion, would you also say that the Artisan Zero is the one that feels closest to the Zowie GTFX? If not, which would you say is closest to the GTFX? No disrespect to detto's opinion, of course, just wanting additional input.
Closest feeling would be the Hien. Both the GTFX and the Hien have that "bumpy plastic" texture to them, but the Hien's surface is much more course, and also faster, than the GTFX.

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Hayate Otsu MID is like a cousin to the GTFX.
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Hm I would say the Kou is the closest to the GTF-X. Without owning one I cannot guarantee it though. But take a good look at the image on Artisans page and compare it with one from GTFX. The surface looks identical. HIEN is way bumpier. Don’t know the Otsu.

I don’t really know what led me to say that the Zowie pad is higher quality. 😄
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Alright, thanks guys for the input! Looks like I'll be leaning towards the Otsu, since I think something being rougher and faster than the GTFX (the Hien) might be a little too much. Sorry for temporarily hi-jacking this thread - please continue with the GTFX discussion!
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Hm I would say the Kou is the closest to the GTF-X. Without owning one I cannot guarantee it though. But take a good look at the image on Artisans page and compare it with one from GTFX. The surface looks identical. HIEN is way bumpier. Don’t know the Otsu.

I don’t really know what led me to say that the Zowie pad is higher quality. 😄
Forgot about the Kou. Its texture is actually closer to the GTFX iirc, but has that uneven glide problem.

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If its still as difficult for you to get it flat as it is over here, buy it then just RMA your rolled pad for a flat one. It's ****ed but its the only proper way to get a hold of one.

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Forgot about the Kou. Its texture is actually closer to the GTFX iirc, but has that uneven glide problem.
Hien mid is the closest to the gtfx in terms of speed/performance with soft being a bit slower.
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